Alcaraz Opens 2023 Season In Buenos Aires; Norrie Seeded No. 2

by Staff | February 12th, 2023, 3:27 pm
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After an injury-riddle start, Carlos Alcaraz is finally set to make his 2023 season debut, and it will come in South American on the red clay in Buenos Aires.

The 19-year-old missed the Australian swing due to a leg injury and an ab injury derailed the end of his 2022 campaign. But the US Open champion is ready to go.

“It’ll be my first tournament since I picked up the injury in Paris,” Alcaraz said. “It’s been four months since then. But I always arrive thinking about winning and wanting to win, even though it won’t be easy after such a long time without competing.”


And after his amazing 2022 season, he wants more.

“I think I can improve everything in terms of my game, fitness and mentality,” he said. “Little by little, my team will take those small steps to get even better.”

“Rafa, Roger and Djokovic, when they were young, they were so good, but as time has gone by, they’ve improved,” he added. This is the basis of his motivation from now on.

“I’m certain that I need to continue to improve,” he added. “Achieving my dream very quickly caught me by surprise, so to speak. Now I’m used to it, I have a goal, I know where I want to get to, what I want to be, and that is the most important thing.”

Alcaraz will be the favorite to win the title. The seeds look like: 1 Carlos Alcaraz, 2 Cameron Norrie, 3 Lorenzo Musetti, 4 Diego Schwartzman, 5 Francisco Cerundolo, 6 Sebastian Baez, 7 Alex Molcan and 8 Albert Ramos Vinolas.

No. 1 Alcaraz is projected to meet 6 Baez in the quarters, No. 4 Schwartzman – 5 Cerundolo, No. 7 Molcan – 3 Musetti, and 8 seed Ramos Vinolas – 2 Norrie in the bottom quarter.

The semifinals are projected to be Carlos Alcaraz-Diego Schwartzman and Cameron Norrie-Lorenzo Musetti.

The top seeded Alcaraz opens with a bye then gets the winner of Fabio Fognini-Laslo Djere. Norrie also has a bye before the winner of Facundo Diaz Acosta-Federico Coria.

Two-time champion Dominic Thiem is also in the draw along with former winner and 2022 runner-up Schwartzman.

Last year, (1) Casper Ruud defeated (2) Diego Schwartzman 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.


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